Valentine Charlton Consultant
DVSc, DipVetAn, MVetClinStud, PhD, FACVSc, FASM
Richard Malik has been involved with the PGF/CVE for nearly 30 years, having been invited by the Director at the time, Dr Doug Bryden, to help provide continuing veterinary education. Richard travelled widely for the PGF particularly running TimeOut seminars in regional Australia and has lectured at conferences on numerous occasions. Richard currently works as a consultant for the Centre for Veterinary Education, various private clinics in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and also for the RSPCA. He is also involved in a large number of collaborative research projects in both pure and applied research. He is passionate about all aspects of feline medicine, with a reputation as one of the world's most respected and well known feline veterinarians. He loves his farm, stocked with many pets including horses, sheep, goats, alpacas and two special moggies, an 11-year old girl called Miss Binks and a young B&W cat called Obie. Richard is also an Adjunct Professor of Small Animal Medicine at Charles Sturt University and continues to speak regularly internationally and at CVE events.
After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1981 he trained in anaesthesia and intensive care at Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, followed by a PhD in the Department of Pharmacology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (ANU). Richard then moved to the Neurobiology Research Centre at the University of Sydney studying the development of neuromuscular connections. In 1987 he returned to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as its first Resident in Small Animal Medicine. He remained in the vet school for 16 years in varying capacities and was the Valentine Charlton Senior Lecturer in Feline Medicine from 1995 to 2002.